Why Does My Shower Have Low Water Pressure?

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We all want to save water, but a low-pressure shower is not a pleasant way to achieve that. If you are starting or ending your day with low pressure in the shower in your Bunbury or South West home, it can indicate a plumbing issue. There are many reasons for the low water pressure including:  

  • Leaking or Clogged Pipes
  • Damaged Hot Water System
  • Showering During Peak Times

Leaking or Clogged Pipes

An older house with an older plumbing system may have problems with corrosion or rust. This can cause a build-up of sediment in the water pipes or even damage to the pipes that could cause leaks. When water is spilling from the pipes into other areas, it reduces the amount of water that reaches your shower head. Leaks make for an expensive water bill, so you will want to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Damaged Hot Water System

If your hot water system is damaged, it can cause problems with your shower’s water pressure. Check your shower and see if it has the same pressure when you are using only cold water compared to only hot water. Some hot water systems have filters that need to be cleaned, or it could be another problem. The best way to diagnose the exact problem is to call in a plumbing expert to check it for you.

Showering During Peak Times

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Showering at the same time as everyone else in your area showers can cause issues. If people in your neighbourhood or apartment building are all using their shower at the same time as you, it can cause problems with your water pressure. The best way to avoid this issue is to change your schedule; the most popular times for showering are early in the morning or late at night.

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are Your Local Experts in All Areas of Plumbing in Bunbury and the South West.

Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are your local choice in plumbing and can assist you is your water pressure is less than ideal or you are having other plumbing issues. Get in touch with the team at Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas for all your plumbing and hot water needs. We also offer a 24/7 service in plumbing emergencies.

Call the team on (08) 6245 6047 (Bunbury) or 9759 1317 (Dunsborough) today for a free quote.